This book—one of the best in its field—is a gift to counselors. The chapters on sin and prayer alone are worth the price of the book. And the ‘What If This Happened’ sections take the material out of the merely cerebral and force readers to interact with it in real-life scenarios. This book fills a major void and will become required reading for my seminary students. The six integration challenges are a gold mine for both the practitioner and the professor.
McMinn directly targets areas that have not been addressed in an in-depth or systematic manner elsewhere. This comprehensive and unique treatment of the key issues that distinguish Christian from secular counseling is important reading for both prospective and practicing counselors.
Dr. Mark McMinn has written a thoughtful and important book covering areas of psychology, theology, and spirituality. I highly recommend it to everyone interested in Christian counseling and integration.
McMinn’s experience and wisdom as both a teacher and a practitioner are reflected throughout this work. He has nailed a critical subject in Christian counseling, pushing the challenge of explicit integration of spiritual practice in counseling to a refined level.